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Ohbijou

The band, who play an array of instruments center around Casey Mecija's tales of whimsy, include sister Jennifer on violin/organ, Heather Kirby on bass/banjo, Ryan Carley on piano/keyboard, James Bunton on drums/trumpet, Anissa Hart on cello and Andrew Kinoshita on mandolin/guitar, have shared the stage with such artists as Joanna Newsom, Bright Eyes, The Walkmen, Sarah Harmer, The Dears, amongst other. The Mecija sisters also appeared on Final Fantasy's acclaimed lp, He Poos Clouds, providing backing vocals.
Ohbijou - 2008 Tour Dates
May 8 - The Knitting Factory, NYC w/ Stars Like Fleas (TONIGHT) (tix)
May 9 - Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY w/ Takka Takka (Friday) (tix)

These two NYC shows will be Ohbijou's U.S. debut. Check out the videos below....

Ohbijou

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Comments (28)

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Posted by Sammy | May 8, 2008 2:52 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 3:15 PM

I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting a kinda sick of bands "who play an array of instruments [and are] center[ed] around... tales of whimsy." Real GODDAMN SICK! SICK I SAID!!! Fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 3:56 PM

Get in touch with your inner retarded 5 year old.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 3:57 PM

Hey Anon 3:56pm, try smiling.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 4:06 PM

yes, i concur. a-n-o-t-h-e-r band of young hipster punks playing/(trying to) every instrument in the orchestra and ultimately not sounding like anything at all. so so so so damn sick of this shit. they'll all look like the shopped at beacon's closet and every moment of every step will be orchestrated for maximum non-improvisation. BORING. go lock yourself in the room and listen to sun ra, zappa, ayler and zorn for a while. then try and play your instruments and then come talk to us.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 4:08 PM

i've only just listened to them now but i certainly don't think they deserve these negative comments. geez.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 4:11 PM

the asian Broken Social Scene

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 4:14 PM

"we're from a small town, and now we want to show the big city what we can do!!"

welcome to Brooklyn!, there are 56,435 bands/idiots just like you!

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 4:16 PM

>the asian Broken Social Scene

while i get your point, i would hardly give them that much credit.

Posted by iheartcanada | May 8, 2008 4:20 PM

Wow! Another uber-quirky collective!! A new one every fucking day.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 5:39 PM

Make it stop! Please, for the love of god make it STOP! Too much candy coated aural Prozac make me WANT TO KILL!!! I hope this town ass rapes you, breaks your little cupcake dreams into a million sparkly little pieces, slits your throat and floats your headless, diseased, drug bloated corpse down the east river as a warning to similarly inclined purveyors of lobotomized Canadian twee-tarted pop.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2008 8:06 PM

The great thing about this show is: You see Takka Takka play first, then get to leave!

Posted by Forego Is My Witness | May 8, 2008 8:13 PM

Spoiler alert! Dave Godowski is playing!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2008 7:42 AM

Hey All!

Just wanted to say thanks for having us in your town for the weekend!
We had a great time, and the shows went as well as could be expected!
Thanks to Takka Takka, Dave, Welcome Wagon, and Stars Like Fleas for playing with us!
And thanks to all at the Brooklyn Tea Party!

Hopefully, we'll see you all again soon!

James from Ohbijou

Posted by James Bunton | May 11, 2008 10:20 PM

"as well as could be expected". that doesn't sound so good.

Posted by erik | May 13, 2008 2:16 AM

I am fairly certain that almost all the douche bags that commented so rudely didn't go to this show. It was great, and Ohbjou did a good job in a new city. Why can't anyone encourage musicians? Why does the music have to be brand new and groundbreaking? Fuck, just enjoy it and get off the internet if all you can do is be rude.

Posted by devin | May 14, 2008 8:08 PM

devin, i think it's because ohbijou aren't a boring television rip off, so they don't understand how to be a boring new york band, and therefore deserve scorn....and i think those new york hipsters are starting to feel a little insecure now that they realize that every scruffy kid in canada has had a beard for years and they aren't making a bold new hipster fashion statement....so they've got to slag off those shifty canadian hipsters....stealing their style before they could even feel it's cool, how could they be so rude, they aren't from new york afterall.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2008 10:23 AM

I agree as well, why slag on Ohbijou. if you don't like fine but "I hope this town ass rapes you, breaks your little cupcake dreams into a million sparkly little pieces, slits your throat and floats your headless, diseased, drug bloated corpse down the east river as a warning to similarly inclined purveyors of lobotomized Canadian twee-tarted pop."
why waste your time comments like this. are they deserving of such a violent discourse. Not quite.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 11:53 AM

Wow there are some awful comments on here. I agree with Devin, why can't people just go enjoy music for the sake of enjoying it? It doen't have to blow my mind, it just has to be pleasing to my ears. You people should go outside.

Posted by Cybil | March 12, 2009 2:39 AM

Pretty nice setup for a rap concert last night. They had a half court set up on stage. Jay-Z (and friends) ripped through all the hits. All the while LeBron just keep doing slam dunks in the background. Dude must have done 178 slam dunks the entire night. It was nonstop during the entire performance.

Posted by bedroom furniture | March 21, 2009 10:16 AM

I am fairly certain that almost all the douche bags that commented so rudely didn't go to this show. It was great, and Ohbjou did a good job in a new city.

Posted by lily | May 28, 2009 8:13 AM

All the while LeBron just keep doing slam dunks in the background. Dude must have done 178 slam dunks the entire night. It was nonstop during the entire performance.

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